Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Australia
Reload this Page >

Long Service Leave

Long Service Leave

Old Oct 31st 2007, 11:36 am
  #1  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 273
NewOZ will become famous soon enoughNewOZ will become famous soon enough
Default Long Service Leave

i have about 14 days long service leave as i am working for about 3 and a half years in a company
i have resigned last week, will they pay me any of my Long Service Leave?
i live in Vic
NewOZ is offline  
Old Oct 31st 2007, 11:43 am
  #2  
Alone again, naturally
 
Pollyana's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2002
Location: Keep true friends and puppets close, trust no-one else...
Posts: 92,423
Pollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Long Service Leave

Originally Posted by NewOZ View Post
i have about 14 days long service leave as i am working for about 3 and a half years in a company
i have resigned last week, will they pay me any of my Long Service Leave?
i live in Vic
What does your contract say? Often LSL isn't usable or payable until you have done about 20 years with the employer.
Pollyana is offline  
Old Oct 31st 2007, 11:44 am
  #3  
Keeping it fairly real
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: In the sun
Posts: 32,863
walla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Long Service Leave

Originally Posted by NewOZ View Post
i have about 14 days long service leave as i am working for about 3 and a half years in a company
i have resigned last week, will they pay me any of my Long Service Leave?
i live in Vic
No.
walla is offline  
Old Oct 31st 2007, 11:45 am
  #4  
Keeping it fairly real
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: In the sun
Posts: 32,863
walla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Long Service Leave

Originally Posted by Pollyana View Post
What does your contract say? Often LSL isn't usable or payable until you have done about 20 years with the employer.
20 years?

I get mine every 7 years
walla is offline  
Old Oct 31st 2007, 11:52 am
  #5  
Alone again, naturally
 
Pollyana's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2002
Location: Keep true friends and puppets close, trust no-one else...
Posts: 92,423
Pollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Long Service Leave

Originally Posted by walla View Post
20 years?

I get mine every 7 years
Varies - can be anything up to that. If yours is 7 years you're lucky! Mine would have been 10, but they keep stuffing up my payslips and resetting all the leave figures to 0 !
Pollyana is offline  
Old Oct 31st 2007, 11:55 am
  #6  
Keeping it fairly real
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: In the sun
Posts: 32,863
walla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Long Service Leave

Originally Posted by Pollyana View Post
Varies - can be anything up to that. If yours is 7 years you're lucky! Mine would have been 10, but they keep stuffing up my payslips and resetting all the leave figures to 0 !
I'm sure you can chase that up, unless .... you were on a temp contract before you started permanently...

And yes, it can vary from 7 years upwards, the missus was on 10 years, cousin is on 13.
walla is offline  
Old Oct 31st 2007, 12:38 pm
  #7  
Naughty but nice...
 
Wendy's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: at the bottom of a wine glass
Posts: 28,176
Wendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Long Service Leave

Long service leave was designed to provide employees with the opportunity to take an extended paid break from work in recognition of the length of service with an employer. (The origins go back over a century where employees of the Crown became entitled to paid leave after 10 years to enable them to return to England. NSW introduced the LSL act in 1955 and other states followed suit)

Not all awards will include LSL and in this case the state legislation will apply.

Entitlement differs between states and is currently the follwing:

Federal - after 15 years - 13 weeks off
NSW - after 10 years - 2 months off
Vic - after 15 years - 13 weeks off
QLD after 15 years - 13 weeks off
SA - after 10 years - 13 weeks off
WA - after 15 years - 13 weeks off
Tas - after 15 years - 13 weeks off
NT - after 10 years - 13 weeks off
ACT after 10 years - 2 months off.

Unused LSL would be payable to employees upon termination of employments. The qualifying periods differ again and are:

NSW, Vic, QLD and WA the period is 10 years

SA, TAS, NT and ACT the period is 7 years.

If you leave before you are eligible then you may be eligible for pro-rata entitlement dependant upon your reason for leaving.

LSL is paid on ordinary rates of pay only, and does not include overtime, bonuses etc.

Full Time, Part time and casual employees are entitled to LSL.
Wendy is offline  
Old Oct 31st 2007, 12:49 pm
  #8  
Keeping it fairly real
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: In the sun
Posts: 32,863
walla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond reputewalla has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Long Service Leave

Originally Posted by Wendy View Post
Long service leave was designed to provide employees with the opportunity to take an extended paid break from work in recognition of the length of service with an employer. (The origins go back over a century where employees of the Crown became entitled to paid leave after 10 years to enable them to return to England. NSW introduced the LSL act in 1955 and other states followed suit)

Not all awards will include LSL and in this case the state legislation will apply.

Entitlement differs between states and is currently the follwing:

Federal - after 15 years - 13 weeks off
NSW - after 10 years - 2 months off
Vic - after 15 years - 13 weeks off
QLD after 15 years - 13 weeks off
SA - after 10 years - 13 weeks off
WA - after 15 years - 13 weeks off
Tas - after 15 years - 13 weeks off
NT - after 10 years - 13 weeks off
ACT after 10 years - 2 months off.

Unused LSL would be payable to employees upon termination of employments. The qualifying periods differ again and are:

NSW, Vic, QLD and WA the period is 10 years

SA, TAS, NT and ACT the period is 7 years.

If you leave before you are eligible then you may be eligible for pro-rata entitlement dependant upon your reason for leaving.

LSL is paid on ordinary rates of pay only, and does not include overtime, bonuses etc.

Full Time, Part time and casual employees are entitled to LSL.
Can't comment on other states but WA is way off, partly I presume, because there must have been different awards since the original legislation

And edit: LSL is awarded for exactly that, do your time and one gets awarded with LSL, I've never heard of people being paid out for LSL if they haven't done their time......

Last edited by walla; Oct 31st 2007 at 12:52 pm.
walla is offline  
Old Oct 31st 2007, 3:45 pm
  #9  
The Godfather
 
Bordy's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: South East Suburbs of Melbourne
Posts: 7,336
Bordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Long Service Leave

Originally Posted by walla View Post
Can't comment on other states but WA is way off, partly I presume, because there must have been different awards since the original legislation

And edit: LSL is awarded for exactly that, do your time and one gets awarded with LSL, I've never heard of people being paid out for LSL if they haven't done their time......
My LSL appears on my payslip now after 7 years as pro rata. I can't use it until 10 years but I was told if I left now it would be paid.
Bordy is offline  
Old Oct 31st 2007, 6:19 pm
  #10  
BE Forum Addict
 
breezeboylan's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: Tapping, Perth
Posts: 1,586
breezeboylan is a splendid one to beholdbreezeboylan is a splendid one to beholdbreezeboylan is a splendid one to beholdbreezeboylan is a splendid one to beholdbreezeboylan is a splendid one to beholdbreezeboylan is a splendid one to beholdbreezeboylan is a splendid one to beholdbreezeboylan is a splendid one to beholdbreezeboylan is a splendid one to beholdbreezeboylan is a splendid one to beholdbreezeboylan is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Long Service Leave

mine is 12 weeks after 10 years and then every 7 after that. Thats in WA but they are trying to get it all changed to 7 years
Tracie
breezeboylan is offline  
Old Oct 31st 2007, 9:12 pm
  #11  
Naughty but nice...
 
Wendy's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: at the bottom of a wine glass
Posts: 28,176
Wendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond reputeWendy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Long Service Leave

Originally Posted by walla View Post
Can't comment on other states but WA is way off, partly I presume, because there must have been different awards since the original legislation

And edit: LSL is awarded for exactly that, do your time and one gets awarded with LSL, I've never heard of people being paid out for LSL if they haven't done their time......
I just wrote down what was in my study book
Wendy is offline  
Old Oct 31st 2007, 11:47 pm
  #12  
(It's not my real name)
 
renth's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2002
Location: Ilukapool. WA
Posts: 12,466
renth has a reputation beyond reputerenth has a reputation beyond reputerenth has a reputation beyond reputerenth has a reputation beyond reputerenth has a reputation beyond reputerenth has a reputation beyond reputerenth has a reputation beyond reputerenth has a reputation beyond reputerenth has a reputation beyond reputerenth has a reputation beyond reputerenth has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Long Service Leave

I get 13 weeks after 10 years. Nothing if I leave before.
renth is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.